Cartoon Animation (Collector'S Series)

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ISBN : 8601200620801
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Cartoon Animation (Collector'S Series)

Cartoon Animation (Collector'S Series)

In Cartoon Animation, acclaimed cartoon animator Preston Blair shares his vast practical knowledge to explain and demonstrate the many techniques of cartoon animation. By following his lessons, you can make any character-person, animal, or object-come to life through animated movement!Animation is the process of drawing and photographing a character in successive positions to create lifelike movement.Animators bring life to their drawings, making the viewer believe that the drawings actually think and have feelings.Cartoon Animation waswritten by an animator to help you learn how to animate. The pioneers of the art of animation learned many lessons, most through trial and error, and it is this body of knowledge that has established thefundamentals of animation. This book will teach you these fundamentals. Animators must first know how to draw; good drawing is the cornerstone of their success. The animation process, however, involves much more than just good drawing. This book teaches all the other knowledge and skills animators must have. Inchapter one, Preston Blair shows how toconstruct original cartoon characters, developing a character?s shape, personality, features, and mannerisms. Thesecond chapter explains how tocreate movements such as running, walking, dancing, posing, skipping, strutting, and more.Chapter three discusses the finer points of animating a character, including creating key character poses and in-betweens.Chapter four is all aboutdialogue, how to create realistic mouth and body movements, and facial expressions while the character is speaking. There arehelpful diagrams in this chapter that show mouth positions, along with a thorough explanation of how sounds are made using the throat, tongue, teeth, and lips. Finally, thefifth chapter has clear explanations of a variety oftechnical topics, including tinting and spacing patterns, background layout drawings, the cartoon storyboard, and the synchronization of camera, background, characters, sound, and music. Full ofexpert advice from Preston Blair, as well as helpful drawings and diagrams, Cartoon Animation is a book no animation enthusiast should be without.From the PublisherThe Collector?s Series books offer a selection of popular projects form best-selling titles in the How to Draw and Paint series. The Collectors Series books cover fundamentals and explore the techniques of featured artists. Each title provides in-depth instruction and numerous illustrations. All are perfect for the coffee table or reference library.About the AuthorPreston Blair (1910-1995) was a native Californian who studied art at the Otis Art Institute, as well as illustration under Pruett Carter at Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of the Arts). As a member of the California Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society in New York, he exhibited work all over the country. Preston was a fine artist during the early days of full-length feature animation. For the Disney production Fantasia, he designed and animated the hippos in "The Dance of the Hours." He also animated Mickey Mouse in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, portions of the classic film Pinocchio, and the famous scene in Bambi when the owl talks about love in his "twitterpated" speech. At MGM, Preston directed Barney Bear short films, and he was well known as the designer and animator of one of Tex Avery's epic shorts Red Hot Riding Hood. Preston later moved to Connecticut, where he produced television commercials, educational films, and cartoons, including TheFlintstones. Before he passed away, he worked as an inventor of interactive TV programs, such as teaching reading through animation and virtual reality games featuring full-sized animated opponents.

Specification of Cartoon Animation (Collector'S Series)

AuthorPreston Blair
PublisherWalter Foster Publishing
Publication Year1994-01-01

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